John Cage once said, “Wherever we are, what we hear is mostly noise. When we ignore it, it disturbs us. When we listen to it, we find it fascinating.” Fascination with noise is at the heart of Flinching Eye Collective, a Denver-based performance group that embraces, attacks and transforms sound as an artistic medium. And if you catch their Atemporal Radio Tour at Nox Contemporary this Saturday, May 26, you’ll find it hard to ignore.
The group of sound-based performance artists (Adán De La Garza, Jacob Barreras, Grant Speich, Max Bernstein, Mark McCoin, Matt Weedman, Tobias Fike, Mark Banzhoff, Scott Ferguson, Aaron Angelo, and Benjamin Gale-Schrek.) will be making a one-night stop at Nox Contemporary on their one week traveling performance exhibition running from the Southwest to Salt Lake City and landing back in Denver, Colorado.
A duet on the skeleton of a piano, layered films that follow sonic narratives, mashes of found and digitally-sampled sound, a highly textured, audience-interactive cellphone symphony, and a number of video and performance pieces centering around sound will transform the gallery space into an aural and visual laboratory.
It’s free and open to the public, May 26th, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
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If Flinching Eye Collective whets your appetite for video and performance work, Nox hopes to provide a full course during the month of July, when their front gallery will host video works all month long, and their main gallery will be devoted to performance works every Friday night. The official call for works has already expired, but you might still be able to pitch a proposal at email@example.com.
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